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Kim D.

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  • The Hunt: The Secret Circle, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By L. J. Smith
    • Narrated By Devon Sorvari
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    For Cassie and her Circle of witches, it's hard to imagine life in New Salem getting any worse. A band of powerful witch hunters is targeting the group, determined to destroy them one by one. And Cassie's half-sister, Scarlett, won't rest until she has a spot in the Circle - even if she has to kill Cassie to get it. The Circle's only hope against their enemies is Cassie's father's Book of Shadows - an ancient guide to the world of dark magic. But Cassie soon discovers that opening the book has grave consequences.

    Teddy says: "Went by quickly... In a Good Way"
    "Slightly better than the last"
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    As with the previous book in the series, I prefer LJ's writing - but this one was a little better. The story picked up it's pace a bit and there were a few twists that I didn't see coming!
    I'll be reading the next one just to see what happens.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Night Betrayed: Envy Chronicles, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Joss Ware
    • Narrated By Sebastian Fields
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    The world they knew is ashes. The world that remains is in peril. And five extraordinary survivors are humankind's last, best hope. The Change that devastated the earth did not destroy Theo Waxnicki. It made him something more than human - eternally young, eternally beautiful - but not immortal. When he dies on a mission against the Strangers, he is lost to the darkness - until a miracle lady brings him back.

    Kim D. says: "Best book in the series so far - Great Narrator"
    "Best book in the series so far - Great Narrator"
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    BEST BOOK IN THE SERIES SO FAR!

    I loved this book. In book four, we learn how the smaller communities outside of Envy live, and it focuses our attentions on Theo. There is very little mention of the other main characters in the series until the last few chapters.

    At the end of book 3 Theo was shot and then his body disappeared when his friend went to get help. He turns up at the house of the infamous death lady, but instead of helping him to the other side, she miraculously cures him. He finds her intriguing and after discovering a room full of computers upstairs he decides to stick around for a while.

    This book is comical at times and I found myself laughing out loud more than once. With references to things from before the change (farmville, disney, geocaching, and the princess bride!), which is actually now, I find it interesting to think what it will be like 50 years from now when I look back on my life.

    The few mentions of Waywren, the character from Colleen's Gardella Vampire Chronicles, was awesome! I wasn't expecting that, but I love that most of her work connects in some way or another. Waywren is truly magical it seems, as she appears in Regency London and again in 2060'ish.

    I'm really enjoying this series and can't wait to start the next book.

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  • Abandon the Night: Envy Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Joss Ware, Colleen Gleason
    • Narrated By Sebastian Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (9)
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    (8)

    From the raging fires, five men emerge with extraordinary new powers. They are humankind's last hope…but they cannot survive this dark, ravaged world alone… Quentin Fielding had everything. Money. Power. Women. But now that civilization is all but annihilated, Quent wants only one thing: Revenge. Harnessing a strange new “gift”; he embarks on a deadly mission to find the man responsible for the chaos and destruction, the man he should have killed years ago: His father.

    Kim D. says: "Awesome Series - Great Narrator"
    "Awesome Series - Great Narrator"
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    In this book, the third in the series, we finally begin to understand the inner workings of the strangers, and who they are.

    It turns out that the ring leader so to speak, is Quent's father. Once he discovers this, he wants nothing more than to hunt him down and kill him... well, aside from holding Zoe's arrows hostage so he can get a little time between the sheets with her!



    This book was a little slower and harder to get into than the previous two - but once you get about halfway it picks up and the action returns. With this particular couple, I enjoyed the fact that Colleen switch it up a bit and sort of made Zoe the heroin, instead of all the books following the same stereotypical male hero.



    Less action, but a huge addition to the storyline. Totally worth the read, as the next book is even better!

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  • The Vampire Dimitri: A Book of the Regency Draculia

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Colleen Gleason
    • Narrated By Victor Villar-Hauser
    Overall
    (40)
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    (21)
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    Regency London loves a society wedding - even if there are vampires on the guest list. Dimitri, also known as the Earl of Corvindale, should be delighted that the headstrong Maia Woodmore is getting married. His mortal ward and houseguest has annoyed - and bewitched - the Dracule nobleman too long, and denying his animal cravings grows more excruciating by the day....

    nicole says: "terrible narrator"
    "Loved it."
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    I absolutely LOVE the way this book starts out.

    It's not very often that you get the chance to read the same scene from different character perspectives. In Lucifer's Saint, the first half of the book follows the same story as it's predecessor, Lucifer's Rogue, only from Dimitri and Maia's point of view. It fills in more of the missing story and explains what happened when Voss and Angelia were not around, which in turn created a much bigger picture! I found myself stopping and thinking back, so that's why she was so angry when... or that explains the look they exchanged...

    Around the halfway mark ends the storyline from the first book and begins it's own unique story. Angelica and Maia both planning their weddings, their brother off to help Narcise, and of course Dimitri, or rather the always ill-tempered Earl of Corvindale, was well, ill-tempered.

    It wasn't until a face from his past reappeared that he started the realize his carefully constructed armor was beginning to crack.

    As always, Colleen packed in the sarcasm and action, creating another page turner!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Vampire Narcise

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Colleen Gleason
    • Narrated By Victor Villar-Hauser
    Overall
    (15)
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    (11)
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    (11)

    Skilled in the seduction of men, both mortal and immortal, Narcise Moldavi is the greatest weapon in her twisted brother's war among the Dracule. Until she falls for Giordan Cale.

    Kim D. says: "Loved it!"
    "Loved it!"
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    Absolutely great ending to the trilogy!
    This book will blow your mind. Not only does it not follow the plot pattern of the previous two books, but it will continuously surprise you jut when you think you've figured it all out!

    This is an extremely emotional book, with both highs and lows. I found myself more engrossed with these characters than the previous books.

    As with book two, Lucifer's Saint, this book has a recap of the previously laid out storyline. Though Lucifer's Warrior is a bit different, as it starts off sort of as a prequel to the series, then a much shorter recap of the storyline, and again moves forward with a new storyline.

    In my opinion Colleen Gleason has created the prefect trilogy; the way she set the books up to interconnect but also give you something new to grasp on to is just pure genius!

    Add to that the plot twists, the emotional level she managed to achieve, and the page turning storyline she created within three books is amazing.

    I also really enjoyed the appearances of a few characters from the Gardella Vampire Chronicles series, and find it interesting that some also appear in the new book, Roaring Midnight!

    It's no secret that Colleen is my favorite author of all time and I highly recommend her work to everyone!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Vampire Voss

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Colleen Gleason
    • Narrated By Victor Villar-Hauser
    Overall
    (46)
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    (26)
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    Regency London - a dizzying whirl of balls and young ladies pursued by charming men. But the Woodmore sisters are hunted by a more sinister breed: Lucifer's own. Voss, also known as Viscount Dewhurst, relishes the sensual pleasures immortality affords. A member of the Dracule - a cabal of powerful, secretive noblemen marked with a talisman that reveals their bartered souls - the mercenary Voss has remained carefully neutral...until Angelica.

    Nicola says: "Sorry try again"
    "I LOVE Colleen Gleason"
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    It's no secret that Colleen Gleason is my favorite author. In fact, the Gardella Vampire Chronicles is by far my favorite book series. So it's no surprise that I loved Lucifer's Rogue as well!

    Voss reminds me quite a bit of Sebastian, and since he was my favorite character in GVC, of course I fancy Voss. He's charming, attractive, and quite selfish. He's smitten with Angelica, but that doesn't change his personality like many romance stories go... no, he continues to do what he wants, use her for information to keep himself a step ahead of the rest, as well as playing pranks on poor grumpy Dimitri. He does try his best to keep her safe, even from himself.

    Angelica has a few surprises of her own. A strong minded woman in that time period was a rare thing, and I enjoyed reading from her perspective.

    I love the twist on Vampire lore; each having a special affliction. It adds a dimension to the storyline that other paranormal plots lack.

    Colleen's writing is the only regency period books that I've ever enjoyed, and the fact that they are my favorites says a lot. She just has a way with words. Another thing I love about her writing style is the way she seamlessly switches between character pov's. There are many books that have frustrated me, some I couldn't even finish, because it's hard to follow or just flat out annoying to read from an unimportant character's pov. But Colleen's transitions are perfect and when it switches you aren't confused about who it is, or where the story picks up.

    I'm excited to start the second book in the series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Complete Me (The Stark Trilogy): The Stark Series #3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By J. Kenner
    • Narrated By Sofia Willingham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (696)
    Performance
    (640)
    Story
    (652)

    For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You comes the third novel in the erotic, fast-paced trilogy including Release Me and Claim Me. This sexy, emotionally charged romance continues the story of Damien Stark, the powerful multimillionaire who's never had to take "no" for an answer, and Nikki Fairchild, the Southern belle who only says "yes" on her own terms.

    Jordy says: "Complete Me the final book of the Stark Trilogy!"
    "Predictable and slightly disapointing."
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    The third and final book in the Stark Trilogy has back stepped a little for me; it wasn't as good as the second book, but still better than the first.

    ** spoiler alert**
    It starts off with the drama of the trial in Germany, and with the amount of build up for it and the seriousness of a murder trial you'd expect that to play a large roll in the book... but no, day 1 of the trial and it's suddenly dismissed. Done, lets go home. Seriously? I think it should have taken up more of the storyline. I get that the reason the trial was dismissed takes over the drama portion of the story, it just seems like such a big thing that was too easily dismissed.

    When they finally come out of their protective bubble there are several issues distressing the couple, and it seemed that drama is hitting them from all sides. Constant rumors popping up in the tabloids, his ex girlfriends, and the threat of Damien's past going public, not to mention some crazy person stalking Nikki.

    Damien is slowly starting to open up to Nikki; Nikki is finally taking the steps to being her own boss, and despite all the drama surrounding them they seem to be happy. At one point in this book though, I almost feel like they've adopted Jaimie - taking her on a mini vacation, staying at the house with them, wrecking the Ferrari. sigh.

    The whole book just had this blah vibe to me, another billionaire dom with a tortured past getting his happily ever after... There were some suspenseful moments that caught me off guard, Sophia in particular. I knew she was behind it, just didn't expect her to be in plain sight the whole time. A lot of it you could see coming and that's a bit disappointing. There were so many potentially good plots I could visualize that it's almost sad nothing came from them.

    All in all it was a good series, nice for a few days of reading. It's not spectacular, I don't want to read it again or see a movie made out of it, but just another check off my list of books

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  • Claim Me (The Stark Trilogy): The Stark Series #2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By J. Kenner
    • Narrated By Sofia Willingham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (836)
    Performance
    (770)
    Story
    (781)

    Damien Stark’s need is palpable - his need for pleasure, his need for control, his need for me. Beautiful and brilliant yet tortured at his core, he is in every way my match. I have agreed to be his alone, and now I want him to be fully mine. I want us to possess each other beyond the sweetest edge of our ecstasy, into the deepest desires of our souls. To let the fire that burns between us consume us both. But there are dark places within Damien that not even our wildest passion can touch. I yearn to know his secrets, yearn for him to surrender to me as I have surrendered to him. But our troubled pasts will either bind us close...or shatter us completely.

    Tara says: "Passion and Surrender"
    "Much better than the first book."
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    Claim Me was MUCH better than Release Me, and I will definitely be reading the conclusion, Complete Me.
    There was more story to grasp onto in the second book, not to mention more action, both in the bed and out. The couple faces the everyday lifestyle problems of the rich and famous, most notably the paparazzi. I love the few mentions of TMZ, I could see the tour bus in my head following them around the streets of LA and Harvey bashing them from the office. lol
    They are each battling things from their past as well, and it all comes crashing down on them - forcing them to face their demons head on.

    Seriously though, 'your like a drug to me... I don't have the strength to deny myself...' I felt like I was being pulled in to the TWILIGHT zone. HA Then the several mentions of lip biting, some Fifty Shades action for you too.

    Other then that it was worth the read. Damien shows more character in this one, and he isn't the same crazy controlling Billionaire that Mr. Grey is, turns out this one has some feelings that he's willing to show and isn't quite as broken.

    Off to read the next book...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Release Me (The Stark Trilogy): The Stark Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By J. Kenner
    • Narrated By Sofia Willingham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1100)
    Performance
    (1005)
    Story
    (1007)

    He was the one man I couldn’t avoid. And the one man I couldn’t resist. Damien Stark could have his way with any woman. He was sexy, confident, and commanding: Anything he wanted, he got. And what he wanted was me. Our attraction was unmistakable, almost beyond control, but as much as I ached to be his, I feared the pressures of his demands. Submitting to Damien meant I had to bare the darkest truth about my past - and risk breaking us apart. But Damien was haunted, too. And as our passion came to obsess us both, his secrets threatened to destroy him - and us - forever.

    Katheryne says: "Why isn't this book in your library????"
    "Not bad, not great either."
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    Okay, it starts off with 'For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You' and that should have been my first clue. I thought perhaps with the high ratings (averaging 4+ stars) it would at least be unique...

    We are presented with a super sexy billionaire, Damien Stark; with his troubled past continually coming back to haunt him, he has a team of lawyers to keep his skeletons in the closet.

    Damien sets his sights on Nikki Fairchild, a perfectly gorgeous former beauty queen from Texas, or is she? Nikki is battling her own demons from the past, most notable is her controlling mother, the death of her older sister, and the resulting mental problems that caused.


    Sound familiar? No... what about this.

    Damien is described as dangerous, emotionally damaged, brooding, Dominant, extremely private, anger issues, and is never seen photographed with the same woman twice.

    Nikki is emotionally damaged, sharing a place with her best friend, weak and yet strong... shes loyal to her friends but doesn't want help for herself, is extremely inexperienced sexually.

    It starts off really slow, the first few chapters are simply setting up the plot of the story and nothing really happens. We basically are just given back stories to the characters, how they ended up in LA, and how they all connect to each other.

    For an erotic romance it could have used more erotic scenes. There was a hint of bdsm, but it lasted a page or two and consisted of a blindfold and bound hands that were gone before the actual intercourse starts.. If your after a decent story with a couple of quick sexual encounters then this is the book for you. This is more story than sex - perhaps it gets better in the next book. I was at the tipping point most of the book, but the last few pages pushed me over and there was just enough pull to read the second one and see what happens.

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  • My Soul to Take: Soul Screamers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Rachel Vincent
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (942)
    Performance
    (596)
    Story
    (593)

    Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next.

    melrailey says: "Surprisingly Good"
    "suspense"
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    This book is full of suspense and teenage angst. At times you will find yourself on edge waiting to see what happens, and others your thinking to yourself, seriously are you THANT dense?! Kaylee and Nash make a great couple, but I'm hoping in future books the author will bring into play that socially they are on opposite sides of the school and see what kind of drama that can stir up. I'm acutely interested to find out more about Todd as well, I think a love triangle would be a great twist in the future!
    Overall it's a really good book and I'm excited to read the next one.
    I was actually surprised that I enjoyed it as much as I did being that there are no vampires...

    Audible was having a sale and I found this book among the titles, my deciding factor was the narrator - I've listened to several of her books in the past and enjoyed them so I figured, why not give it a try.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Be Mine Tonight (The Brotherhood of Blood, Book 1)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kathryn Smith
    • Narrated By Vanessa Hart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (220)
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    (198)
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    For nearly six centuries I have roamed the night, a mortal man no longer. Would that I could undo the past -- when I entered the sanctuary of the Knights Templar to wrest from them the Holy Grail, only to discover the chalice I raised to my lips was not the sacred relic but a hellish cup of damnation. Now I shun the day and all things human, driven by an ungodly thirst. And yet...

    CAROLYN says: "AAHHHHH, WHAT A JOY WHEN A WRITER GETS IT RIGHT !"
    "Starts slow"
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    I listened to the audio book, and it took a few chapters for me to get used to the voice, but as the story progressed and became more interesting I payed no attention to the voice and just focused on what it was saying.
    A little slow in the beginning, but once it gets going you must know how it ends. There are several twists and turns along the way, a few of them I actually didn't see coming, and that's always a good thing! Nearing the end of the story is quite emotional, and I just knew that was it... it was going to be a sad love story. BUT the author surprised me with a few happier chapters to end the book!

    I downloaded this book during a sale on Audible.com and am really quite glad I gave it a shot.

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